Museum of Richmond

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Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form.


Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August
Monday 13 August to Friday 17 August
9.30am to 4:30pm

Five days of fun art activities exploring the Museum’s Archaeology exhibition and taking a closer look at arts and craft in Britain before the Norman conquest of 1066.


Activities will include:

  • Looking at how archaeology helps us piece together the stories of the past
  • Looking at pre-historical crafts including Stone Age Jewellery, Bronze Age Beakers, Roman Mosaics, Anglo Saxon braiding and embroidery, and Viking Runes.
  • Curating an exhibition of their work which will remain on display at the Museum, for the duration of the Archaeology exhibition.
  • Creating a log book, which on assessment will earn them a Bronze Arts Award which is equivalent to a GCSE!

For students age 11 and above—£150 per student

All materials included, but please bring your own lunch

Click here for book for Monday 30 July to Friday 3 August

Click here to book for Monday 13 August to Friday 17 August


Summer 2017
Over four days, 6 students explored the Old Palace Lane exhibition at the Museum and discovered more about  medieval arts and crafts. Their work is currently on display at the Museum as a mini exhibition, which they will curated. It will remain on display at the Museum, until the close of the Old Palace Lane  exhibition on 16 September 2017. Their work throughout the week has earned them Bronze Arts Award which is equivalent to a GCSE!

Activities included:

  • Discovering what the arts are and what an artist is
  • Visiting Old Palace Lane exhibition and the remains of Richmond Palace
  • Looking at medieval crafts, including stained and painted glass windows, the King’s Beasts, Blackwork sewing patterns
  • Creating unique art works inspired by what they have learnt for the exhibition

Find out what our students thought below!